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Huntsman Appoints New President for Pigments Division

The Woodlands, TX – Huntsman Corporation (NYSE: HUN) today announced the appointment of Simon Turner as President of its Pigments Division.  Mr. Turner most recently served as Senior Vice President of the Pigments Division and, previously, as Vice President of Global Sales.  He has been employed in the Pigments Division for 19 years

Mr. Thomas J. Keenan, formerly President of the Pigments Division, will continue to serve the Company in a corporate capacity.

Huntsman’s President and CEO Peter R. Huntsman stated, “Tom and Simon are two of our best and brightest.  I expect Simon to apply his considerable energy and drive to continue Tom’s good work and to bring additional change where needed to address the new challenges faced by the global pigments industry.”

He added, “I also am pleased to have Tom more available to apply his wealth of experience across our Company in his new corporate capacity.”

About Huntsman:

Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals.  Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, paints and coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.  Originally known for pioneering innovations in packaging and, later, for rapid and integrated growth in petrochemicals, Huntsman today has 13,000 employees and operates from multiple locations worldwide.  The Company had 2007 revenues of approximately $10 billion.  For more information about Huntsman, please visit the company’s website at www.huntsman.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:

Statements in this release that are not historical are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s current beliefs and expectations. The forward-looking statements in this release are subject to uncertainty and changes in circumstances and involve risks and uncertainties that may affect the company’s operations, markets, products, services, prices and other factors as discussed in the Huntsman companies’ filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Significant risks and uncertainties may relate to, but are not limited to, financial, economic, competitive, environmental, political, legal, regulatory and technological factors.  In addition, the completion of any transactions described in this release is subject to a number of uncertainties and closing will be subject to approvals and other customary conditions. Accordingly, there can be no assurance that such transactions will be completed or that the company’s expectations will be realized. The company assumes no obligation to provide revisions to any forward-looking statements should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by applicable laws.

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